Florida metallic doom trio Weltesser (Rotting Palms, Landbridge, Sky Burial) have announced their recent signing to Prosthetic Records for the release of their debut full-length album. The new record, which was self-produced by the band and engineered by Dan Byers, will be titled Crestfallen and is due out on January 27, 2017. The band said of the recent signing and impending release:
“We are super humbled, and honestly very excited, to be working with Prosthetic. We’ve all been working very hard on our music for years. Once we all got together and started Weltesser, it was the most fluid we’ve ever played, but I think we were all pretty surprised about anyone taking interest in helping with putting out an album so early in the band’s life. “Crestfallen” is refinement and growth, we wanted to have the same depressive emotions that were in the demo, but branch out and pull some new sounds into it. Our music is very much about redundancy, not so much the repeat, just bringing you back to the same feelings from the beginning to the end. We are happy about how it came out and are excited about writing more music”
More info on the release is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out Weltesser‘s debut demo after the break.
Photo by João Fitas
Portuguese death metallers The Ominous Circle have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The new record will be titled Appalling Ascension and will be released on January 27 via 20 Buck Spin and Osmose Productions. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The first single from the effort, “From Endless Chasms”, was recently unveiled via CVLT Nation. The track is full of down-tuned, serpentine chaos that is sure to excite fans of Portal, Immolation and the like. Stream it after the break.
Every Time I Die get high marks for being a band that has remained stylistically consistent over the years, without ever becoming creatively stagnant.
The band’s potent blend of angular metalcore, raging hardcore and southern rock swagger permeates throughout the bulk of the band’s catalog, especially from Gutter Phenomenon onward. Although each of their records possess a particular atmosphere or focal point, such as The Big Dirty‘s emphasis on gritty groove or From Parts Unknown‘s overwhelming chaos, this interesting amalgam of styles connects all of them together. So, just like the rest of their discography, Low Teens seems like business as usual when taken at face value. But, just like the rest of their discography, it throws in a lot of subtle changes and “out-of-character” moments that give it a unique feel. With eight albums in the bag it looks like the Buffalo outfit’s sleeves aren’t going to be void of tricks anytime soon.
Review by Danny Katz
Before I begin, I have a confession to make; I hated Deathspell Omega. I first heard them by way of their full length, Si Monumentum Reqvires, Circumspice, and just well, wasn’t into it. It was too cacophonous. I could barely make out structure to some of the songs. The vocals were off putting for some odd reason. I tried with every subsequent release of theirs too, as they were generating a lot of praise from sources I generally trusted. It didn’t do anything for me. Until it did.